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Yadvigin Sh. Memorial Stone

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Type: Monuments Date of Foundation: 1978 year Status: Regional value Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Molodechno district, Radoshkovichi, Sovetskaya str.

The memorial stone in honor of the famous Belarusian writer and journalist Yadvigin Sh. is located on the main street of Radoshkovichi - a small town near Minsk.

Anton Levitsky, one of the founders of the Belarusian prose, better known under the pseudonym Yadvigin Sh., was working as a pharmacist in a local drugstore from 1891 to 1897. Here a writer got married to Lucia Gnatovskaya, and later his family moved to his father”s estate Karpilovka near Radoshkovichi. This place is associated with the name of Yadvigin Sh.. He wrote his works in the Belarusian language here and also from here he started his long trips across the native land. Yadvigin Sh. was friends with his young neighbor Ivan, better known as Yanka Kupala.

The talent of famous writer, feuilletonist, publicist blossomed in Radoshkovichi. Yadvigin Sh. wrote the play «ZlOdzey» here in 1892. The belarusian-circle of intellectuals was trying to put it on the amateur stage. The organizers were going to open a hospital on the money from the performance. But when all rehearsals had been finished, the play was banned by local authorities. The audience has never seen the play «ZlOdzey» in Belarusian. It went into the history of the Belarusian theater as Theatrical intention in Radoshkovichy. Later the manuscript of the play was lost.

Yadvigin Sh. is the author of collections of short stories «Berezka», «Vasilki», «Tales» and the essay «Ded Zavala», the book «Memories» and the unfinished novel «Gold».

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Address Republic of Belarus, Minsk region, Molodechno district, Radoshkovichi, Sovetskaya str. GPS Google: 54.154795′ N, 27.241963′ E